Coin de Val: The new £170m redevelopment project in Val d’Isère

Never one to sit on its laurels Val d’Isère has announced plans for the largest and most ambitious building project seen in the French Alps over the past 20 years, since the creation of Arc 1950.

Le Coin de Val

Le Coin de Val is a €200m (£170m) redevelopment of the heart of the village which will begin in autumn 2017 and run over five years.

This huge project will add 900 new guest beds in two luxury hotels and two tourist residences, along with new chalets, shops, services and restaurants.

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New lift investment

The development comes off the back of the relaunch of the Solaise ski area in December 2016, which saw £11m invested in a new gondola to replace the old chairlift. The new lift can carry up to 3600 skiers per hour and increased the uphill capacity by 40%. Also created were new lifts, a beginner area and an American-style mid-mountain day lodge.

Allied to an excellent snow record caused by the unique micro-climate that Val d’Isère enjoys at the end of the Tarentaise valley, it’s another step forward for this progressive resort.

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Ski to the door

The new ‘Le Coin de Val’ development will cover 22,000 square metres, replacing a range of buildings constructed in the 1980s. The area concerned is bounded by the bus station roundabout, Dick’s Tea Bar and a 250m stretch of the Avenue Olympique towards La Daille.

The new buildings will be constructed in the traditional Savoyarde style of stone, slate and wood and will incorporate a guest arrival centre within an enclosed bus station. An underground walkway will connect the complex to the lifts and guests will be able to ski back to the door.

Environmental planning

Environmental concerns are a key part of the planning for Le Coin de Val. Rainwater and snowmelt will be used in the buildings’ sanitation system and geothermal energy will heat rooms and apartments.

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Val d’Isere earlier this year

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